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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 13, 2015

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

History Matters: Marianne Szegedy-Maszak: Turning Families into Memoirs: History, Journalism, and Memory

This talk will offer students a window into the creative process of combining historical documentation with personal letters and larger family stories. How does one approach personal stories with journalistic detachment? How does one use the historians arsenal of archives, documents, and other historical tools to expand the range of sources and create a richer and more authoritative narrative? How does one interview subjects for stories that are often very personal? What are some strategies for organizing material that can occasionally be overwhelming? We will discuss the skills that journalists and historians share, but also where they differ and examine the process of creating personal, literary nonfiction.

PAC 002 (Class of 1965 Classroom)

Monday, April 13, 2015

08:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Annual Frankel Lecture: Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, "Charmed Lives"

Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, "Charmed Lives: History, Family and Fate During Hungary's Holocaust" - The Hungarian Holocaust differed in some fundamental ways from the Holocaust in the rest of Europe. In her book, "I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary" Marianne Szegedy-Maszak examines Hungary's World War II history and the country's troubled relationship with its Jewish population, through the lives of her extraordinary family. Szegedy-Maszak's lecture will examine the paradoxes and the tragedies of the Holocaust in Hungary, the history of anti-Semitism in Hungary, and the story of two families that embodied many of the forces that both created and destroyed the country.

PAC 001 (Hansel Lecture Hall)